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Zellerbach, James David[Home movies. James David Zellerbach. 1929 family retreat] (1929)

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Description: Between the mid-1920s and 1963, James David Zellerbach (1892-1963), an avid home movie maker, filmed numerous home movies of the Zellerbach family, founders of the Zellerbach Paper Company. The films document the family's life in San Francisco and include a good deal of footage of the San Francisco landscape. Also documented in the films are family trips and leisure pursuits. This film reel includes footage of a Zellerbach family retreat in 1929.

Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm

Collection: Zellerbach Family Papers

Call Number: BANC MSS 2010/690

Rights: Rights are owned by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP).


This movie is part of the collection: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Director: Zellerbach, James David
Producer: Zellerbach, James David
Audio/Visual: Silent, Black and White
Language: English
Keywords: californialightandsound; Jewish families--California--San Francisco; Amateur films--California--San Francisco; Zellerbach, James David, 1892-1963
Contact Information: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000 Administration office: (510) 642-3781 - Fax: (510) 642-7589 - Reference desk: (510) 642-6481 General inquiries: magnes@library.berkeley.edu. For Collection Research and Reference inquiries, see Research Services webpage (http://www.magnes.org/scholars/research-information).


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Reviewer: Tyler - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - December 18, 2013
Subject: High Definition for 1929!
This is a silent film, but the resolution is very crisp / sharp for a 1929 home movie film! Better than VHS it seems. Probably scanned directly from the film reel-to-reel.

A simple, no audio, home movie film of kids and women at a family retreat out in the woods of northern california. Great snapshot of the old days of simple fun. Look for the old school car rambling by in the background @ 0:30!

1. Run and grab a shoe and run back
2. Bean bag toss (aka 'Corn-Hole')
3. Bite the apple on the string with your hands behind your back
4. Pool time
5. Sunbathing
6. Swim race
7. Kids just playing in the dirt